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16 children of Isabella Nelson HUNT (nee Grieve) - OTAGO

Journal by ngairedith

Isabella Nelson GRIEVE (1864-1939) married George HUNT (1856-1936) on 21 Oct 1881. She was 16 years old and had 16 children over the next 23 years
Isabella Grieve was born 7 Oct 1864 in Dunedin
George Hunt was born in Lemington, Northumberland, England. See his obituary at end.
They lived in Tahatika, in the deep south of the South Island region of Otago, settled in Waikouaiti and Owaka Valley
NOTE 3 of their sons married 3 sisters

.. 1 ..
1882 - 1959 George Itchman Hunt
born 1 June 1882
George married Rebecca Black Chalmers (1893-1979) in 1914. Rebecca was a sister of the wives of brothers #9 Joseph & #15 Andrew
* Rebecca had a son
* 1912 - 1968 Bertram Alexander Chalmers. His name became Hunt
their known children
* 1915 - 1987 Euphemia Gertrude Hunt
* 1918 - 1971 David Charles Hunt
George died 28 March 1959 in Dunedin aged 76
buried Plot 74, Block 215 at Andersons Bay with Rebecca



.. 2 ..
1883 - 1963 Caroline Annie Hunt
born 21 May 1883
Caroline married John Halfka/Haftka (1883-1954) in 1906. Son of Johann Haftka & Franciska Jablonska of West Prussia
their known children
* 1907 - Emily Alice Halfka
* 1909 - Ellen May Halfka
* 1916 - Freda Muriel Dorothy Halfka
Caroline died 4 April 1963 aged 79

.. 3 ..
1884 - 1961 Albert Edward Hunt
Albert married Daisy Elizabeth Randall (1888-1973) in 1908
their known children
* 1910 - 1992 Daisy Elizabeth Hunt
* 1911 - 1911 Mary Amy Isabella Hunt
* 1912 - 1969 George Albert Alfred Leonard Hunt
* 1914 - 1914 Marguerite Louisa Hazel Hunt (buried with uncle Andrew #15)
* 1915 - 1915 unnamed infant Hunt
* 1916 - 1987 Christopher Arthur Wilfred Hunt
* 1918 - 1991 Charles Henry Thomas Hunt
Albert died 4 November 1961 aged 77
buried Block 6, Plot 29, Waikouaiti cemetery with his parents

.. 4 ..
1886 - 1969 Elizabeth Gertude Hunt
Elizabeth married Robert CHALLIS in 1908
their known children
* 1909 - 1952 Ethel Isabella Challies
* 1911 - 1975 Annie Eileen Challis
* 1912 - 1985 Rita Georgina Challis
* 1916 - 2005 Elsie Gertrude Challis
Elizabeth died 24 May 1969 aged 82 & buried Plot 768, Block V at East Taieri Cemetery with a daughter, Rita Georgina Challis (1912-1985)


.. 5 ..
1887 - 1973 Charles Hunt
possibly married Sarah CRUMING in 1917
he died in 1973 aged 86

.. 6 ..
1888 - 1966 Henry Hunt
possibly married Dora Ellen ATTFIELD in 1912
Henry died in 1966 aged 77

.. 7 ..
1888 - 1967 John Frederick Hunt
born 11 Oct 1888
John married Isabella Agnes Bertha ROOKE (1877-1956) in 1921
John died in Christchurch 11 Oct 1967 on his 79th birthday
buried Plot 44, Block 20 at Ruru Lawn cemetery with Isabella

.. 8 ..
1889 - 1955 Charlotte Hunt
Charlotte married James Henry BARNES (1884-1952) in 1912
their known children
* 1914 - Rhoda Mary Barnes
* 1916 - 1944 Isabella Bessie Barnes (twin)
* 1916 - 1965 John Frederick James Barnes (twin)
Charlotte died in Waimate 12 Feb 1955 aged 65
buried Plot 72, Block 170 at Andersons Bay, Dunedin with James


.. 9 ..
1892 - 1967 Joseph Hunt
Joseph married Janet Fyfe Chalmers (1895-1977) in 1915. Janet was a sister of the wives of brothers #1 George & #15 Andrew
their known children
* 1916 - Euphemia Verity May Hunt
* 1918 - 1998 Frances Isabella Hazel Hunt
Joseph died 19 Sep 1967 aged 75
buried Plot 16, Block 157 at Oamaru cemetery with Janet

.. 10 ..
1894 - 1962 Benjamin Hunt
born 6 April 1894
Benjamin died 4 May 1962 aged 68

.. 11 ..
1896 - 1933 Emma Hunt
born 8 March 1896
married Clement Charles 'Charlie' PALMER (1890-1983) in Waikouaiti, 20 Aug 1919
they had 4 sons:
* 1920 - 1876 Clement Harold Palmer
* John Palmer
* George Palmer
* 1926 - 2009 Allen Alfred Palmer
... thanks to the comment of Palmer2 below. Taonga: a Palmer Family Whakapapa
Emma died 28 April 1974 in Oamaru aged 77

.. 12 ..
1897 - 1946 Isabella Mary Hunt
born 29 Oct 1897
Isabella married Guy Liddel STRINGER in 1924
she died 23 April 1946 aged 48
Otago Daily Times, 24 April 1946
STRINGER
- On April 23 1946, at Oamaru, Isabella Mary, beloved wife of G. L. Stringer, Herbert; aged 47 years. Private interment at Oamaru. Stringer and Wilson, funeral directors, Oamaru
buried Plots 27 & 28, Block 72 at Oamaru Old Presbyterian cemetery

.. 13 ..
1898 - 1918 Louisa Harriet Hunt
* Louisa died not marry
Louisa died in 1918 aged 20 (Flu Pandemic?)
Otago Daily Times, 25 Nov 1918
HUNT
- On November 24, 1918, at Dunedin, Louisa Harriet, dearly beloved youngest daughter of George and Isabella Hunt, of Waikouaiti; aged 20 years. Deeply mourned. Private interment - A. Archer and Co., undertakers
buried Plot 93, Block 38 at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin


.. 14 ..
1900 - 1983 Thomas Richard Hunt
no marriage found
he died in 1983 aged 82

.. 15 ..
1903 - 1980 Andrew William Hunt
born 11 April 1903
Andrew married Margaret Isobel Chalmers (1901-1979) on 9 Oct 1929. Margaret was a sister of the wives of brothers #1 George & #9 Joseph
Andrew died 27 July 1980 aged 77
buried Block 6, Plot 28, Waikouaiti Cemetery with wife Margaret and his niece, 3 week old Marguerite Louisa Hazel Hunt (1914), daughter of his brother #3 Albert Edward Hunt


.. 16 ..
1905 - 1972 James Herbert Colin Hunt
no marriage found
he died in 1972 aged 67

GEORGE HUNT died 17 Aug 1936 aged 80
Mr GEORGE HUNT. The death occurred on Sunday last of Mr George Hunt, a pioneer settler of the Catlins district. Mr Hunt commenced his farming career on a property near Waikouaiti, but later acquired a farm in South Otago, the railway station, Hunt's road, on the Catlins line, being named after him. Mr Hunt had a family of 16 children
Otago Daily Times, 22 Aug 1936
OBITUARY
Mr George Hunt, whose funeral took place at Waikouaiti on Wednesday, was born at Leamington, England and on the seventeenth day of last month he celebrated his eightieth birthday. At the age of nine he was set to work in a brickyard, but when 16 years of age he joined a party of emigrants for New Zealand.
Arriving at Dunedin, he obtained employment in the city and later the formation of the Waikouaiti section of the railway line brought him to this district.
It was largely on account of his wife, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Grieve, early settlers of the Merton district, that he developed an interest in the work of the Early Settlers' Association, but he too, can be rightly be considered as one of the early pioneers. His plough turned the first furrow of Waikouaiti's virgin land and it was he who supplied, from the Omimi bush, thousands of the posts required for the fencing of the land then being taken up.
In his younger days, Mr Hunt's name frequently appeared on the programmes of entertainments given in the district and he could sing a good song.
The large attendance at his funeral was evidence of the respect in which he was held.

ISABELLA NELSON HUNT died 23 Sep 1939 aged 73
Otago Daily Times, 25 Sep 1939
HUNT
- On September 23 1939, at 17 Greenock street, Roslyn, Isabella Nelson, dearly loved wife of the late George Hunt, late of Waikouaiti and Owaka Valley; aged 74 years. "At rest" - The funeral will leave 17 Greenock street To-day (Monday), the 25th inst; at 10 a.m., for Waikouaiti, arriving at the cemetery at 11.30 a.m. - R. McLean and Son, funeral directors.
George & Isabella are buried Plot 29, Block 6 at Waikouaiti Cemetery, Hawksbury
Buried with them is child #3 Albert Edward Hunt in 1961

As at Sep 2019 there are 152 HUNTs buried in the Dunedin Cemeteries of Otago

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on 2010-06-07 11:53:25

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by aarondustow on 2010-06-19 04:15:06

are you ok with tracing the george hunt line back? I have traced his father stephen hunt

by Palmer2 on 2013-09-06 00:33:16

Hi, Emma Hunt born 1896 married (age 24)Charles Clement(aka Clement Charles) PALMER at Waikouaiti Methodist Church 1919, retiring to Oamaru during Second World War and died in Oamaru 1974. Children 4 boys; Clement, John, George and Allen. Further details on children can be obtained in book 'Taonga-A Palmer Family Whakapapa' Author Gwenda Bowman (available in Library!)

by ngairedith on 2013-09-06 06:15:18

thank you very much for that Palmer2, I will update the journal this weekend

by Palmer2 on 2013-09-07 23:00:27

My connection is not good today but here goes again for the fifth time! Emma died 28.04.1974 Oamaru Hospital and Charlie 29.05.1983 Victoria Rest Home, Oamaru.

by Palmer2 on 2013-09-08 19:07:00

Thought of another research option for you if you haven't already been there; The Owaka Museum has a lot of information and photos on the Hunt family. Cheers!

by ngairedith on 2013-09-09 00:37:42

Thanks very much for that tip. Will check it out as soon as Im home from work

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